PIDF INVITED TO KEY REGIONAL MEETINGS
The Pacific Islands Development Forum has been invited to participate at two key Pacific regional meetings this month.
The first the Forty-fourth meeting of the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), meets in Noumea, New-Caledonia from 4-7 November, 2014.[ SPC’s governing body is the Conference of the Pacific Community, which meets every two years. In years that the Conference does not meet, the Committee of Representatives of Governments and Administrations (CRGA), a committee of the whole of Conference, meets to decide on SPC’s work programme and governance issues.] The PIDF will be participating in this meeting for the first time since it signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the SPC at the PIDF Second Summit in June this year.
From 17-19 November 2014 the PIDF has also been invited to the Pacific Consultation on MDGs and Post-2015 Agenda and the Samoa Pathway Workshop which will be meeting in Suva under the auspices of the ADB, ESCAP and UNDP. Similar consultations in South East Asia, South Asia and Central Asia have online casino been organised under the tripartite ADB-ESCAP-UNDP MDG partnership.
Commenting on the upcoming CRGA meeting the Secretary General for the PIDF Mr Feleti Teo said:
“Achieving a green economy will only be possible through the collective vision, creativity, action and support from everyone in the region. The PIDF is committed to engaging with, and stimulating collaboration between all our regional stakeholders in the realization of a low-carbon, resource-efficient future for the Pacific.”
“Cooperating with specialized regional agencies – such as the SPC – gives us the opportunity to address the current challenges we are confronted with and make a difference in our region. With this week”s CRGA Meeting we want to strengthen this partnership with the SPC, while continuously making all our regional partners sensitive to sustainable development and a green economy and the concrete actions that it requires.”
As regards the Pacific Consultation on MDGs and Post-2015 Agenda Mr Teo states:
“The region has an important opportunity to influence the post-2015 development agenda through its participation in the various processes that have been established. A collective and coordinated approach by all Pacific Island Countries will be valuable in ensuring the region’s voice and position are heard and considered.”
“But this is a process that should not be taken lightly. Based on the experience with the MDGs, the post-2015 framework will play an important role in framing national and global policy and decision making for decades to come. Doing our best to get it right is not only an opportunity, but this generation’s responsibility. The PIDF intends to participate fully in the upcoming Consultations to ensure that the interests of the People of the Pacific are fully reflected in the outcomes of these Consultations.”
SPC DG Dr Colin Tikoitoga & PIDF SG Mr Feleti Teo signing the PIDG – SPC MOU
SPC DG Dr Colin Tikoitoga & PIDF SG Mr Feleti Teo at the signing of the PIDG – SPC MOU